How we use cookies on

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or device in which the website holds information about your visit.

There are two main types of cookie in use on the web today:

These cookies are usually set in one of two ways:

Why do we use cookies?

In common with most current websites we use a blend of the above to help improve your experience of using our website, expressly by:

We do not use the information captured for any other purpose.

Cookies and the law

A European privacy law - the 'e-Privacy Directive' - came into force in the UK on 25 May 2011, which aims to give users of websites and other digital media more control over the information that is collected about them.

In essence they want to make users more aware of cookies and ensure that their consent is sought before potentially private information is stored.

The Information Commission's Office are responsible for enforcement of the directive in the UK and more information can be found on their website.

Cookies are also governed by the Data Protection Act 1998, in particular the first and third data protection principles.

Specific cookie usage on this website

Cookies fall into broad categories depending on their intended use:

Currently all cookies on fall into the second and third categories.


By continuing to use this website you are accepting that we will place the cookies mentioned above on your device. Should we ever use any other category of cookie in the future we will ensure there is a mechanism in place by which we can gain your explicit consent.

Refusing cookies

If you prefer you can ensure your browser refuses cookies by accessing the browser preferences. Please refer to your browser help files for more information on how to do this.

However, please be aware that because certain web functions rely on cookies this may affect your use of this website.

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